What will you do if PS4 blocks used games?

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#1 Posted by quickposter (1708 posts) -

Do you think developers deserve the cash or do you just see this as greedy publishers taking a step too far.

This is where I stand. I understand development costs are higher and you need sales but no good can come from this. I buy my games brand new but its time these companies realized who is in control here. They seem to push more and more to see what they can get away with.

But how do you feel? Does it not bother you because you buy games new?

#2 Posted by Cillah (34 posts) -

Buy new games.

#3 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26118 posts) -
I'll avoid it like the plague. I don't want to, but I will.
#4 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22110 posts) -

I would hard to digest the situations .mostly because some used games i want are oop now and that my internet is not good enough to download big games. probaby would cause me to buy upcoming games and games that are still brand new( which i dont mind as long as i can find them).

#5 Posted by fueled-system (6248 posts) -
I'll just stick with the new xbox.
#6 Posted by MirkoS77 (7015 posts) -
I would not support it. If anything I'd buy it when the PS5 releases (that is if Sony were to survive such a moronic decision, which I doubt), so they'd barely get any money from me. As much as I'd be missing out on the games when they come out, I'd get to play them eventually. I'd just be a generation behind as I'd make sure to spend the least amount possible, and that's when the system's lifespan is over. If Sony or any other company tried this it'll be very interesting to watch the furor and fallout.
#7 Posted by OhSnapitz (18028 posts) -
Not buy it.. /thread
#8 Posted by indzman (16942 posts) -

I buy original games, but i'll not buy a PS 4 if it dosen't support PS 3 games :(

#9 Posted by rilpas (8222 posts) -
if it has exclusives that interest me I'll buy it for its exclusives, however, I'll likely only buy the exclusives for it, buying all multiplats on the Xbox
#10 Posted by blackace (20031 posts) -

Do you think developers deserve the cash or do you just see this as greedy publishers taking a step too far.

This is where I stand. I understand development costs are higher and you need sales but no good can come from this. I buy my games brand new but its time these companies realized who is in control here. They seem to push more and more to see what they can get away with.

But how do you feel? Does it not bother you because you buy games new?

quickposter
Greedy Publishers. Developers are already paid to make the game and they probably get additional money from ever game sold. Publishers feel they should get pay again for a game they already sold and got paid for, which is ridiculous. If they feel this strongly about being paid again, then they should buy back their games from gamers and try to resell them for a profit like Gamestop, Best Buy and Blockbuster is doing. They want more money without doing any of the leg work. These companies are crazy. If the PS4 doesn't allow the play of used games, I won't be getting it. Sony can suck it!! They've already sold 2 of their business HQ just to try and show a profit for 2012. Releasing a PS4 with this feature in tack will bankrupt them.
#11 Posted by freedomfreak (38725 posts) -
Guess I'll just buy it when the system and its games are a lot cheaper.
#12 Posted by -Patrick_92- (2168 posts) -

I always buy new anyway, so if Sony or MS block used games I wouldn't care.

I would want a company like Gamestop to get a gut check, I hate the way they do business. Buy your game for $5 and sell it for $55, it cheats you and the developer out of money.

I'm concerned about some things that may occur with this rumor of next consoles blocking used games. What happens if I borrow a game from a friend, can I play his copy in my PS4/Next Box? Or what happens when a niche game stops selling new copies, and the only way to play it is by finding a used copy?

With all that being said, I don't think either Sony or MS would block used games. Whoever does, the other doesn't...and whoever doesn't wins.

#13 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -
its been that way on PC for years now...dont see why people see it as such a big issue.If they offer games on a downloadable service aswell i probably wouldnt mind it at all. Doesnt bother me all that much to be fairly honest, maybe games will be a bit more expensive but that'll just make me more picky when it comes to purchases.
#14 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16744 posts) -
If Sony blocks used games, then I will not be buying a PS4. Seeing the PS4 is the only console I even have an interest in, I will be a PC only gamer if that happens.
#16 Posted by hiryu3 (7304 posts) -
doesn't matter to me. I always buy my games new
#17 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16744 posts) -
its been that way on PC for years now...dont see why people see it as such a big issue.If they offer games on a downloadable service aswell i probably wouldnt mind it at all.razgriz_101
The issues is I can buy PC games for cheaper than you can rent console games. When I can pick up news games for the PS4 for those same prices, I wouldn't care about consoles fighting used games then.
#18 Posted by 2Chalupas (5001 posts) -
I never buy USED games. But one big advantage of consoles has always been to be able to SELL games. If next gen consoles try to curb that, it would be a negative to me because I like being able to trim down my collection of games and get money back for them. I most certainly would buy less games, and would have to think twice about the console at all. That being said, this seems more like a tactic that MS would resort to than Sony.
#19 Posted by Thefatness16 (4672 posts) -

I would not buy a PS4.

#20 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -
Not sure...When I understood there was not much on the PS3 for me I ended up trading it in and 15 games. The idea that if the PS4 got old to me that I could not do that would be a rather large disappointment. Then again I will not be picking up the PS4 unless there a good gimmick.
#21 Posted by blackace (20031 posts) -
[QUOTE="razgriz_101"]its been that way on PC for years now...dont see why people see it as such a big issue.If they offer games on a downloadable service aswell i probably wouldnt mind it at all. Doesnt bother me all that much to be fairly honest, maybe games will be a bit more expensive but that'll just make me more picky when it comes to purchases.

It's been like that on PC for years because there's really no profit in renting or reselling PC games anyway. There are a LOT of rare consoles games being sold on EBay for $100's of dollar. I rarely, if ever, see a rare PC game being sold anywhere.
#22 Posted by OneInchMan99 (1127 posts) -

I only buy new games after a price drop,will make no difference to me.

#23 Posted by Epak_ (6764 posts) -

Laugh, what else can I do?

#24 Posted by darkspineslayer (19479 posts) -
Would not buy, since I don't condone that at all. Ford dosn't make money off a used car, why should a games publisher? They aren't special.
#25 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (2862 posts) -
It won't, both retailers and consumers will boycott them, killing the PS4. Not worth the effort for some whiny butt hurt publishers who will continue making games for the PS4 regardless.
#26 Posted by TheDidact (3981 posts) -
I would buy only games that I know I'd like, such as Uncharted 4. I'd also get most of my games through PS+
#27 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -
I wouldn't buy one. I would just build me a gaming PC and play all the high-profile releases on that.
#28 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -

[QUOTE="razgriz_101"]its been that way on PC for years now...dont see why people see it as such a big issue.If they offer games on a downloadable service aswell i probably wouldnt mind it at all. Doesnt bother me all that much to be fairly honest, maybe games will be a bit more expensive but that'll just make me more picky when it comes to purchases.blackace
It's been like that on PC for years because there's really no profit in renting or reselling PC games anyway. There are a LOT of rare consoles games being sold on EBay for $100's of dollar. I rarely, if ever, see a rare PC game being sold anywhere.

thing is though its a similar evolution for consoles, only 10 yearslater.

FFVII copes still cost an arm and a leg btw :P

#29 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18334 posts) -
If they charge $60 for new games and don't allow used games I'll pass. I can't afford to gamble on every new game that comes out, and then I can't even sell them later when I'm done to get more money for other games.. no thanks.
#30 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -
I find it funny so many people are voting PC gaming, when you can't sell you games on the PC.
#31 Posted by razgriz_101 (16871 posts) -
I find it funny so many people are voting PC gaming, when you can't sell you games on the PC. HarlockJC
hahaha exactly, alothugh wait for it someone will use the steam sales arguement :P
#32 Posted by clyde46 (44065 posts) -
I love the fact that console users treat used games like some god given right and are getting their panties in a bunch when things like this happen. Welcome to the real world folks, where used games are looked upon with the same disdain as piracy.
#33 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26118 posts) -

I love the fact that console users treat used games like some god given right and are getting their panties in a bunch when things like this happen. Welcome to the real world folks, where used games are looked upon with the same disdain as piracy.clyde46
Depends on the company. Some frown upon it and some don't (Nintendo doesn't and neither does CD Projekt Red)

If we kill used games, then the value of the consoles go down and the economy gets worse. Why do you think there is a retro gaming community that buys these old games and sells them if they need the money for other things?

#34 Posted by cainetao11 (16595 posts) -
I try to buy new, but I do buy some used. Especially a game that has been out a long time. But I like having options. Take it away, and I'm gone. Until 5 years into the generation when the stuff is cheaper.
#35 Posted by delta3074 (17798 posts) -
i won't buy any console that wil not allow me to play pre-owned games
#36 Posted by FPSfan1985 (2008 posts) -
Can you imagine if a car company tried to stop used car sales. It just won't work.
#37 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -
Not being able to trade games with friends is a deal breaker. Its that simple.
#38 Posted by dream431ca (10165 posts) -

I'll just stick with the new xbox. fueled-system

Which will block used games.

#39 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

I don't buy used games or trade in games so this doesn't really bother me.

#40 Posted by delta3074 (17798 posts) -
I love the fact that console users treat used games like some god given right and are getting their panties in a bunch when things like this happen. Welcome to the real world folks, where used games are looked upon with the same disdain as piracy.clyde46
the ability to sell on our goods and buy second hand pretty much is a god given right considering 'Trade' is just and Extension of the Barter system which was originally used before Money, the world would be in a right state if people couldn't sell there stuff, what you gonna do with all those old games you bought new at the end of the Generation? throw them in the bin because you Can't sell them because nobody else can use them, imagine if you applied that to books and CD's.
#41 Posted by Bigboi500 (29139 posts) -

Not buy it.

#42 Posted by rjdofu (9170 posts) -
If that happen & I cannot rent game any more, then I would be pissed.
#43 Posted by gamerdude970 (357 posts) -

PC gaming im saving up right now. Sure you can build a pc for $400 but it wont max out every game and i want the fastest card on the market.

#44 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -

Sony has also filed a patent allowing for in-game advertisements during gameplay. Imagine this along with blocked used game play.

www.techspot.com/news/48757-sony-patent-aims-to-put-content-interrupting-commercials-in-video-games.html

If you thought randomly-placed in-game advertisements were annoying, youd better be sitting down for this one. Its come to light that Sony filed a patent that would implement content-suspending advertisements in video games.

As the patent outlines, players would start playing a game and at some point would be given a warning that a commercial was pending. When its time to watch the ad, the game would be paused and the player would have to sit through the commercial. Once its done, the game would resume where it was paused or a point slightly before the ad took over.


#45 Posted by Ricardomz (2329 posts) -

Buy new games.

Cillah

This. It will cost more but oh well, I don't play too many games on the console anyway...

#46 Posted by APiranhaAteMyVa (2862 posts) -
[QUOTE="clyde46"]I love the fact that console users treat used games like some god given right and are getting their panties in a bunch when things like this happen. Welcome to the real world folks, where used games are looked upon with the same disdain as piracy.delta3074
the ability to sell on our goods and buy second hand pretty much is a god given right considering 'Trade' is just and Extension of the Barter system which was originally used before Money, the world would be in a right state if people couldn't sell there stuff, what you gonna do with all those old games you bought new at the end of the Generation? throw them in the bin because you Can't sell them because nobody else can use them, imagine if you applied that to books and CD's.

With E-books and music downloads that is already becoming the case. I guess we are just starting to make everything disposable, which will eventually bite companies in the ass as everything will be devalued. People won't pay full price for something they know will go in the bin. Fortunately for music and books, physical sales are still large percentages of total sales. Digital is yet to eclipse CD sales and probably won't for at least a couple of years, and even then CDs will still be a large percentage. Nothing can be introduced that will stop books and CDs being sold, besides a law which won't happen.
#47 Posted by osirisx3 (1741 posts) -

lol you would go pc gaming which has no used games to get away from a console that blocks used games.

#48 Posted by caseypayne69 (5386 posts) -
I'll get over it and buy the games. If I don't think a game is worth full retail. I'll wait for price drops. AKA why I haven't bought RE6 yet.
#49 Posted by delta3074 (17798 posts) -

lol you would go pc gaming which has no used games to get away from a console that blocks used games.

osirisx3
Thats Exactly what i was thinking.
#50 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I hate purchasing used games. I don't know who had the game before me.

I still wouldn't like it but if the PS4 gets games I want I will purchase it.